Avatar return to US for winter tour, Shiprocked
Avatar will perform aboard the 2016 Shiprocked cruise and headline a handful of U.S. dates this winter. The band has been busy this the last few months working on their sixth studio album with producer Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down) in studios across Europe, including Castle Studios in Röhrsdorf, Germany, Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland, and Spinroad Studios in Lindome, Sweden.
“Every band makes a point out of saying they’re pushing boundaries, but I see few who keep on challenging themselves the way we do,” says frontman Johannes Eckerström. “There is no formula, no cheapness, no shortcuts. We are once again embarking on a journey completely new to us.”
“Avatar is growing higher and deeper and I am proud to say we are outdoing ourselves again. If we didn’t make sure to feel like this every time, we wouldn’t bother at all. I’m very excited, and you should be too.”
“Avatar is an amazing band!” says Massy. “The singer has the wild energy and charisma I love, and the players are relentless. The album we’re making is an epic. Each song powerfully stands on it’s own, but is only a piece of a larger story. This album is the project I’ve been dreaming about for years!”
The Swedish metallers will return to the U.S. to sail on the Shiprocked cruise January 18th through the 22nd. They are slated to headline a number of shows across several southern states upon their return to shore. September Mourning will be joining them. Check out the tour dates below and don’t miss their final Hail the Apocalypse run.
Avatar is also confirmed to appear at Rock On The Range, Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, and Carolina Rebellion festivals this spring.
1/18-22 – Shiprocked Cruise – Miami, FL
1/23 – Sunsplash Waterpark – Cape Coral, FL
1/24 – Englands Borthers Bandshell Park – St Petersburg, FL
1/26 – Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
1/27 – Brewsky’s – Hattiesburg, MS
1/28 – Riverside Warehouse – Shreveport, LA
1/29 – Click’s – Tyler, TX
1/30 – Trees – Dallas, TX
1/31 – Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
2/02 – Sam’s Place – Crowley, LA
2/03 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
2/04 – Club Patron – Odessa, TX
2/05 – Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
All live photos © 2015 Katarzyna Cepek Photography